News: Volcano Choir to release new album ‘Repave’ this August!
Wisconsin six-piece ensemble Volcano Choir will release their second album ‘Repave’ on Friday 30th August through Jagjaguwar via Inertia. ‘Repave’ builds exponentially from the musical relationship built on the band’s 2009 debut ‘Unmap’ and finds them operating as a fully-realized unit.
The album was crafted by band members Jon Mueller, Chris Rosenau, Matthew Skemp, Daniel Spack, Justin Vernon, and Thomas Wincek over the past three years at the Fall Creek, Wisconsin studio April Base.
Watch the album trailer featuring footage of the band recording at April Base.
The glitch-laden, cautious presentation of the band’s previous work serves as points of both reference and departure across ‘Repave’. The album is a product of the growing conviction and trust of a fully-operational band, gifted in shading and nuance, and rumbling with power. It’s the sound of seamless structuring of electronic, acoustic and amplified instruments, multi-threaded with the timbre and technology of the human voice. Moreover, ‘Repave’ is the sound of confident musicians extending their reach to anthemic peaks and pulling back to reveal moments of the utmost vulnerability.
The album focuses on the bond between the members of Volcano Choir, how their friendships were fortified over the years-long process of writing and recording these songs. There is an openness to this work that won’t be taken for granted. Real, moving tales of change, sadness, loss and truth grace the wordplay of these tracks, forming an account of life between the fringes of poetry and reality
‘Repave’ is due outFriday 30th August through Jagjaguwar via Inertia